Coronavirus Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi Thanks COVID-19 Warriors In A Video Message, PM To Address Nation At 10 am Today

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Sonia Gandhi Thanks COVID-19  Warriors In A Video Message, PM To Address Nation At 10 am Today

Coronavirus Cases: More than 8,000 people in India have contracted coronavirus infection.

New Delhi:

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi this morning praised those on the forefront in the fight against coronavirus pandemic – doctors, sanitation workers, policemen – in a video message and urged people to follow the lockdown and social distancing norms. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation today at 10 am on the coronavirus lockdown, after requests from states to extend it. The PM is widely expected to announce a roadmap for an extended lockdown to tackle the rise in COVID-19 cases across the country. During his meeting with 13 Chief Ministers on Saturday, PM Modi had agreed that a longer lockdown was necessary to fight the highly contagious COVID-19, which has infected over 9,000 in India, but had talked about saving livelihoods as well as lives. Last month, the Prime Minister had addressed the nation twice. On March 19, he had called for a ”janata curfew” on March 22, a Sunday. On March 24, he announced the 21-day nationwide lockdown to fight the deadly virus, which has infected 1.8 million worldwide.

The World Health Organization on Monday said that COVID-19 infection is ten times more deadly than swine flu. India has seen a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. Delhi itself has reported 356 cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total cases to 1510, nearly 1,071 cases are related to the Delhi mosque event. COVID-19 has infected 9,352 people in the country, according to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry.

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Prime Minister begins his address to the nation, says India is doing well to tackle the coronavirus nation. He thanks people on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle. 

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Coronavirus news: Sonia Gandhi thanks coronavirus warriors on video message

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi thanks coronavirus warriors in a video message ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation

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